Toddler struck, killed by car in El Monte driveway

EL MONTE — A 14-month-old girl died Sunday after she was struck by a car being driven by her aunt in an El Monte driveway, authorities said.
The name of the girl was not released Sunday, coroner’s officials said.
The incident was reported about 10:20 a.m. in the driveway of the home where the family lived in the 12100 block of McGirk Avenue, El Monte police Lt. Ken Alva said.
The girl was in her front yard with her 2-year-old brother and mother, police said in a written statement.
“The victim’s aunt, (a) 28-year-old unlicensed driver, was backing northbound out of the driveway as the victim crawled toward the driveway,” the statement said.
The driver failed to see the girl and struck her, causing major injuries, the lieutenant said.
Rescuers rushed the injured toddler to the Methodist Hospital in Arcadia where she died at 11:23 a.m., police said.
“The child was just out of the mother’s line of sight when the incident occurred,” according to the statement.
The cause of the crash remained under investigation, and no arrests were made Sunday.
Though the aunt did not have a driver’s license, he said, that did not appear to play a role in the accident. Additionally, the accident occurred on a private driveway, not a public street.
“At this point, it does not appear as though any crimes were committed,” Alva said. “However, at the conclusion of the investigation, the report will be reviewed by the District Attorney’s Office.”

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